Random selections from the archives.
I'm in midtown Baltimore, inside the elaborate penthouse apartment of a long-dead movie star. I've come to talk to a lawyer about artwork made from human hair. [MORE]
More than 60 years ago, Harry Horney picked up a handyman job replacing the concrete sidewalk behind a yellow asbestos-shingled cottage that overlooked the Middle River--a shore shack. Since he was then courting the shack owner's daughter (he eventually married her), Horney made sure he did a good job, adding an extra stretch of concrete leading to the outhouse. [MORE]
For more than 35 years, a neatly dressed man sat at an easel at Fawn and High streets in Little Italy, drawing and painting scenes of Baltimore and Maryland. Handsome and dignified, Tony DeSales was a full-fledged Baltimore character, hailed by restaurant patrons and lifelong neighbors, dubbed Little Italy's "ambassador" by journalists and politicians. [MORE]
When Robert Headley goes downtown he avoids the 500 block of North Howard Street. It's too sad of a sight. [MORE]
Before getting to our intended business, Louis Fields (pictured) wants to take me on a quick tour. We drive around Fells Point, checking out three brand-new signs that mark sites associated with the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass. [MORE]